Beginning next month, visitors to the U.S. capital Washington D.C. will have a unique vantage to see the city’s famous sights: from a 180 foot-tall observation wheel. The Capital Wheel sits at the end of a pier on the Potomac River just south of DC and across the National Harbor from historic Alexandria, Virginia.
Wheel passengers will have sweeping views of the areas iconic sights from one of forty-two climate controlled gondolas. I’m told that it will be possible to see the White House, the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument and all of the National Mall monuments from the wheel.
The Capital Wheel will operate year-round daily from 10am to 10pm, with rides priced at $15. The pier will be accessible by public transit and by water taxi from Alexandria.